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gross was in prison four years ago in cuba. now in a new letter he appeals for president obama to personally intervene in his case saying extraordinary steps have been taken for other americans. the letter will be delivered today. part of a new strategy by his family to put direct pressure on the white house. a copy was given to "the washington post." >>> major snowstorm is set to hit part of the country! >> i know. it doesn't feel that like here. it's warm here. >> it is. indra petersons is covering that for us. >> i want to give you a jump-start. >> this is bad news? >> i have to start off the top with it. >> look at her smiling. >> 51 right now. that is our high today. i want to take you guys to saturday. notice where it's cold and look at the rest of the country. diving down. dallas in the 30s and st. louis the 20s and we're in the 40s. compared to everyone else, everything is relative, right? i like you think it looks good. a reason for this. we know the storm out in the pacific northwest is changing a lot and continue to push off to the east and the south today and let's
a short time ago. jonathan karl, certainly president obama made aware of the news, the loss this afternoon. have we heard anything yet from the president? >> the white house is well aware of this, something we have been tracking a long time. no official statement yet. was a towering influence on president obama, inspiration. if you look now at the screen, that is the one and only photograph of president obama and mandela together, happening the one time that manned -- that obama got to meet his hero as a young freshman senator, newly elected senator, and mandela was visiting washington. he had that meeting, that single photo, obama in silhouette. he wassident, back when senator obama, wrote a forward to a book by nelson mandela, and the words here give you a sense. by the way, the pictures right now, that is the president in the cell where nelson mandela spent 17 years in prison and in south africa, 17 of the 27 years that nelson mandela spent in prison. trip, the president visited south africa earlier this year. he had hoped to get a chance to have one last meeting with mandela. forela wa
with. they did sort of need something new, right, for the holiday? s and turns out president obama didn't close the vatican embassy, they thought they had a live one there, but that ended up not being true. and they thought they had a huge story when they thought president obama didn't cover babies with the health insurance. but that wasn't true. that one guy that thought his baby was not covered on his health insurance is because that one activist guy forget to list that baby. he forget one of his kids, simple mistake, apparently. the irs scandal turned out not really being a scandal. trying to turn the benghazi scandal into a tragedy other than a tragedy. and they keep trying to pull stunts to repeal obama care, now that hundreds of thousands of people are getting health insurance that they didn't have before. they really need a new thing. they think they would like to hit him now on iran. according to the hill, quote, house republicans are legislati options that would explicitly rip the obama administration's nuclear deal with iran. quote, a handful of house gop lawmakers tell the hi
and a scholar. >> some days. doug, 59% of people in this new poll, they say it is unlikely that obama care's problems will be fixed in 2014. they're not believing i guess the president's assurances that it's almost fixed. >> which is what's behind two initiatives. first, the 21-day sales pitch for obama care that is starting to work and the other, which is to try and change the subject and the other to talk about income equality, because it's a message the president believes pete beats the republican message of no. in what obama's trying to do is change their mind and distract them to try to minimize the political. >> that's a tough mountain to climb, don't you think? this is all the talk, man, until you figure it out, got a big challenge. >> he's had a couple of year to get ready for this thing and failed miserably getting it out of the box. young people are not going to sign up and if you don't get a bunch of young people to take care of some old people like me, it's not going to o work. i think where he's making a mistake is by forcing the democratic party to go run on this. he's campai
meant to step on the field. . white house getting ready to roll out a new obama care campaign. brianna keilar is at the white house this morning. >> reporter: with some improvements to affordable health care website under his belt, is he making a pitch again. is it too soon? a live report is coming up. 1ñp farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? i use my citi thankyou card to get 2x the points at the coffee shop.at the office, which will help me get to a beach in miami and they'll be stuck at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points dining out, with no annual fee. go to citi.com/thankyoucards millions have raised their hand for the proven relief of the purple pill. and that relief could be in your hand. for many, nexium helps relieve heartburn symptoms from aci
. >>. >> and more drama for obama care. despite progress to the federal website, new concerns that some people who think they are signing up for health care insurance coverage may not actually be covered. >>> we are going to keep pressing the president to do the right thing. if the president won't scrap this law, isn't it time for him to delay it for all americans before it does further harm? ris all white meat chicken was made to be blanketed in golden breadcrumbs. with whipped mashed potatoes, topped with a thick homemade gravy. so she makes her country fried chicken to be eaten together. so they savor every last bite. marie callender's. the day buildi a play set begins with a surprisewinge of back pain... and a choice. take up to 4 advil in a day or 2 aleve for all day relief. [ male announcer ] that's handy. ♪ yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with n fedex one rate, i could ll a box and ship it r one flat rate. so i kn untilt was full. you'd be crazy not to. is tt nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. [ male announcer ] fedex on
. and from new hampshire senator kelly ayotte, obama care is still a mess. it's not a mess to people who can finally afford insurance, who are getting free preventive care, who aren't being discriminated against because of pre-existing conditions. but they don't think about that. they focus on attacking the president. >> i don't know how you fix the many fundamental problems of this program. >> this thing is going to be an unmitigated political disaster for the president. >> this really feeds into the president's competence. that's really the question now that people have. is the president competent to do his job? >> here's the question. here's the question people really have. just how desperate is the right. they didn't want this law to work, didn't want it to help people, but it is. so how much longer can they keep up these attacks? it's working. and they're the ones losing. joining me now are congress woman jan schakowsky, democrat of illinois, and salon.com's joan walsh. thank you both for being here. >> thank you, reverend al. >> congresswoman, your republican colleagues have tried ever
employer mandate. however, a new poll shows one key group president obama was hoping would sign up for coverage the so-called young invincibles is the least informed about the law. gallop finds 63% of adults under the age of 30 say they are familiar with the law. that's nine points lower than any other group suggesting the white house still has a lot of work to do. and yesterday, during a google hang out, senator john cornyn accused the obama administration of lying on a number of issues including the benghazi raid and obama care. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. the willingness to mislead people or provide them just demonstrably false information and expect to move on. we've seen that most recently in the health care debate over if you like what you have you can keep it. something we can go back to 2010 and demonstrate that the department of health and human services knew was false. >> jim, he's running for re-election next year. >> is that an excuse. >> a lot of democrats running in the south and i think you guys have the story on this, a lot
signed up for obama care. the administration now admitting that there were problems processing new enrollment records. meaning many of those who think they've signed up for health insurance may still not be covered come january 1st. elizabeth prann has the details in washington. >> there are additional fears with those who think they have already signed up. the glitch per taking to electronic files sent from healthcare.gov to insurance companies. they're called 834 forms. companies use them to bill consumers. about 1 in 10 of those forms are showing errors such as misspelling, missing entries or a duplicate entry. in turn, the companies can't complete the transaction if any of thesing innings are raised. the white house says it's still a work in progress for the contractors. >> they're making sure everyone who enrolled is enrolled and addressing the challenges that were particularly keen in the beginning of this process. on the back end, the 834 forms. >> republican lawmaker, vow the fight to repeal obama care in light the administration's flip-flop on allowing folks to keep their
obama's new health fix-it man. a post just went up. can you talk about that? be one of the to white house'lobbyists to capitol hill and was working with congress when they pass the affordable care act. this appears to be a response to a freak out on capitol hill among democrats regarding the issue of people's policies being canceled because they did not meet the rules. may be the white house felt they had some of who is dedicated to this issue and had worked on getting a bill passed with the democratic lawmakers, maybe they could quell this discontent before a republican bill coming up on the house floor. that is what was going on a few weeks ago. from let's go to dan anchorage, alaska. caller: this is dan. my question is about the in theon of dedicated states that turned it down. who decides whether a state turns it down? is if the governor or the legislature of the state? is there any way if the state turned it down that they can change their mind and take it? guest: the answer is it depends on the state. usually the legislature has to pass a bill and the governor has to sign it.
this new poll it shows obama care not getting much love. solid majority 57% disapprove. the same poll finds 51% believes the cost of care will increase. >>> richard fowler mohost of hi own show. who better to talk to about the youth summit than the stwo two you. meeting with the president today going to change the scope of what we showed you. those actually believe that this law is still going to work. we were fooled in 2008 and i don't think that millennials are going to work. all it is, is a social media blitz that doesn't hold any weight. >> does he think that younger people tend to have a shorter attention span and are used to the stimulation? if anyone needed a good first impression it was with the younger crowd. i think he was right and i think you are right that the younger crowd did need the first impression and the first impression three million of them are back on their parents plan. students going to cloth or phd could go back on their parent's health care plan. and beyond that point, i think what we have seen is a commitment to our parent's health care plan. this president gets
reform, mr. obama spoke to that new political reality. >> i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. if you've got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> reporter: the president's advisers can see mr. obama is on the defensive and more campaign-style events are needed to resell obama care. the next big test comes in two weeks when a crush of consumers is expected to try to enroll for insurance by january 1st. major garrett, cbs news, the white house. >>> and now to the first gun control legislation since last year's gus massacre at a connecticut elementary school. the house passed a bill extending legislation that prohibits firearms that can evade metal detecters and x-ray machines, plastic guns. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on the undetectable firearms act. good morning, susan. >> good morning, anne-marie. now, the current law expires on monday and it bans plastic firearms. this law has been around since 1988 and it's always been extended very easily, but this time some lawmakers
. >> new reports that some republican law makers are shifting obama care from repealing to repairing. it other republicans don't like that idea. ellison barber. great to it see you. tell us about the pivot that a handful of the republicans are making for repair as to repole. >> a couple of people in blue districts where they feel like they may be vulnerable throwing out the discussing repair. the vast republicans are not interested in repairing because there is so many things wrong with the law. it is not in their interest to switch to that. they are notting repole and replace to see down the rod than more people on the repair. >> they don't stand a change of repealing it. it is the law of the land and they don't have the numbers to repeal and how will they live with it? >> they will try to make changes. for example, the cancelled plans, wait a minute, this is a promise you made and you should stick to it. some of the things they want to change to make the law better can't be changed and that's why republicans are looking at this is aing they don't have an issue with one aspect of th
how good obamacare is for the folks. and listed improvements he believes the new law will bring. then mr. obama addressed his critics. >> we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. [ applause ] >> i want everybody -- you still think this law is a bad idea. you have got to tell us specifically what you would do to cut costs, cover more people, make insurance more secure. you can't just say that the system was working with 41 million people without health insurance. >> now as football people know the best defense is a good offense. that's what the president was doing today. challenging his opponents to come up with a better system. from the beginning of the healthcare debate talking points suggested that congress pass limited targeted laws to address unfairness in the system. things like allowing healthcare insurance companies to compete nationwide the increased competition would drive down costs things like free healthcare clinics for the uninsured where he they could just walk in and get whatever help they needed. but president obama didn't want that he wanted income redis
is bad news for president obama across the board on health care policy, 59% of americans disapprove. 37% approve. on the economy, a whopping 65% disapprove. 31% approve. and on immigration policy, 60% disapprove of the president's take, just 32% approve. so you can see the president is standing among americans is at its lowest point ever. the question now becomes can the republican party capitalize in the grand ole party still divided between so-called moderate republicans and committed conservatives. the brawl has been going on for years. and right now the tea party is right in the middle of it. according to real clear politics average, a possible presidential candidates. chris christie a moderate is ahead at 189 percent. conservative rand paul 17%. senator ted cruz 12%. florida senator marco rubio 12%. congressman paul ryan 11%. and jeb bush 10.5%: all these men have a chance to run against hillary clinton in 2016. mrs. clinton is far ahead of any democratic challenger and will remain so. with americans disenchanted by obama care and a bad economy, it would seem the republicans would
. >>> two months after the disastrous launch, healthcare.gov has a new look this morning. an obama administration official says the website has new life.pthe health and human services department met this weekend's self imposed deadline removing 400 bugs from the site. the project needs to prove itself to insurance customers. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning norah and charlie. troubleshooters from google microsoft and other companies was brought in to fix the website. two months late the white house says the website is far from perfect but at least usable. the administration says its poorly designed health care website is operating 95% of the time. that looks good compared with this fact. one full month after obama care launched healthcare.gov was only available 43% of the time. the department of health and human services says error rates meaning website freezes and failures is less than 1% now. response time is how long consumers wait to perform a simple task have declined from 8 seconds to less than 1. jeffrey, the s
down. >> there you go. i can see how that would relate. let's get to obama care and the new numbers released. 29,000 people enrolled through the website in the last few days. that's more than the entire month of october and what some administration officials are saying an enrollment surge. should they be celebrating just yet? >> no. there are so many issues remaining with obama care, they just got past the first one which apparently is the mess up with the website. but to compare it to october is not really much of a comparison. you know, it was nil in october. >> and so what are some of the other challenges that they're going to have to confront? >> they have to go with the doctors who are not getting paid, not being included in networks. you have to solve the problems with irs and coordinatation with the various agencies. how are people going to be paid? there's all kinds of problems that have to be worked out. >> a little too early to celebrate. now when it comes to obama care, republicans clearly have the political advantage for a while. but now that white house seems to be gett
defense zone. >> the new model of great power relationship envisioned in the 21st century between china and the united states requires us to expand our practical cooperation and deliver results. >> reporter: president obama has met with ji twice since he took offi office. in an effort to contain the iranian and north korean nuclear programs, the u.s. has gained some limited cooperation by beijing, but by most accounts china over the last five years has only grown boulder in its human rights abuses, international property theft, territorial aggression and warfare. >> so you think that china is in some cases, and correct me if i'm wrong with the word, is somehow looking for a fight here? >> i think they are taking actions that will inevitably lead to that. i don't think he wants a war because he would rather prevail without fighting but he's doing things that are inevitably pushing the region to that. >> reporter: china scholars are divided over whether he has consolidated control over the party. those who believe that he hasn't yet managed to do so attribute china's bell cause tee to win
in the insurance market. obviously the other critical end of the deal. bob, thanks. >> yep. >> tonight, new evidence that one of president obama's central promises -- another one -- may be in trouble. remember this one? >> if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. if you like your doctor or health care provider, you can keep them. if you've got health insurance, you like your doctor, you like your plan, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. nobody is talking about taking that away from you. [ applause ] >> well, no one was talking about taking it away from you, but it may be happening. on capitol hill, several health care experts testified about a host of challenges, including one doctor who spoke about the shrinking list of medical options available through some of the health care exchanges. listen to this. >> i don't think the full scope of how restrictive the networks have become is fully appreciated. we found a plan in florida with seven pediatricians to service an area with with 270,000 children. in san bernardino county there was a plan where t
school. vinita nair, cbs news. >>> and now to obama care. the extensive fixes made to the health care website appear to have helped. the government says more people signed up for health insurance on the first two days of this month than in the entire first month of the website's troubled launch. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning to you. now that the website is working better, the white house is trying hard to get a critical group of americans to sign up for federal health insurance. the obama administration says 29,000 americans enrolled on healthcare.gov in the first two days after it was fixed. that includes dawn aaron from texas. she's a self-employed musician who's buying health insurance for the first time in 20 years. >> i was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff, and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health issues but for the new law to work, the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage moreffordable for everyo
female voters off. >> sam, that's a great point. barack obama said something that new hampshire debate that i'm sure he felt was a tongue and cheek tone. it got turned around as being overly negative towards hillary clinton. she ended up winning that race three, four days later and shocked all of us. >> including herself. >> no, i knew that was coming all along. we were all absolutely shocked. >> except for state senator from new hampshire who told us the night before the primary that hilary was going to win and why. >> it remains one of the most shocking political upsets. we were out. we went to see hilary speak the night before. we felt sorry for her because the crowd was not responsive. all the plates in the parking lot at the national high school were from massachusetts. and we just thought boy what a terrible way to end a political career. she turned around winning. i wonder again in large part if hit to do -- she teared up but barack obama seen as coming on too strong in that debate where he made an off handed remark. >> now there's a school for that you can go to. mike allen tha
with the online and electronic versions of signing up for obama care. now a new report out, the navigator navigators, those magellan type teenagers who are led to help you through the difficult courses of obama care are being told to stop using paper, stop using the paper applications and just begin using the electronic signup process because that deadline is quickly approaching. they're getting a little nervous that the paper is going to take too long. >> we need to get them on the same page. the representative from cms says there is plenty of time and the paper applications are just fine. which one is it? >> when i read her comment, julie batali, who is the director of the cms saying that, no, no, no, paper is fine. as you're an employee, navigator, you're hearing use electronic, then a director is saying, go ahead. use paper. >> nobody is in charge. the reason nobody is in charge is because nobody ever gets fired. there's no penalty for screwing it up. it is just a royaling sea of mediocrity although we did learn today one person may have finally lost their job. somebody resigned in th
to see you. jenna: jon? jon: how the obama administration's new $1.8 trillion regulatory agenda could impact your paycheck. that is coming up next. >> why are more republicans talking about repairing obamacare rather than repealing? >> also new poll numbers are daunting. and how many cell phones has the nsa tracked? you will be stunned by this number coming up here. >> okay. we'll see you at top of the hour. >> 60 degrees. >> reindeer. he cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points dining out, with no annual fee. go to citi.com/thankyoucards ♪ [ female announcer ] can you heal a broken heart with a bundt cake? of course you can! even if that heart was broken by zack peterson. bake the world a better place with nestle toll house. ... ... ... ... ... ... [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. with 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. jon: the heisman hopeful will learn his legal fate just over an ho
'll go along -- >> look, i was someone against that. i remember "new york times" headline, obama opposes cut to key democratic pillar, social security, we love elderly people. they usually don't want to be outgunned on standing up for people who work their own lives and need a social safety net. >> we love old people too. >> i said elderly. >> nice to see you at the table again. >> we know americans trust in major institutions like wall street and the government has been following for years. there's a new survey that says we don't trust each other. it has plummeted to one third. are you among them? david sutherland says, i go by the stone cold steve austin catch phrase, trust no one. like us on facebook and lots of great content there. trust me. it is just -- >> on fire today. >> oh, man. wow. >> see the laughter around the table. we're going to get you caught up on everything in the news cycle and krystal ball will tell us about her black friday. she was checking out the picket lines and you can check out in a group chat tomorrow right after the show. we promote the web on tv, send in t
points memo. new poll from the research center is bad news for president obama across the board on health care policy, 59% of americans disapprove. 37% approve. on the economy, a whopping 65% disapprove. 31% approve. and on immigration policy, 60% disapprove of the president's take, just 32% approve. so you can see the president is standing among americans is at its lowest point ever. the question now becomes can the republican party capitalize in the grand ole party still divided between so-called moderate republicans and committed conservatives. the brawl has been going on for years. and right now the tea party is right in the middle of it. according to real clear politics average, a possible presidential candidates. chris christie a moderate is ahead at 189 percent. conservative rand paul 17%. senator ted cruz 12%. florida senator marco rubio 12%. congressman paul ryan 11%. and jeb bush 10.5%: all these men have a chance to run against hillary clinton in 2016. mrs. clinton is far ahead of any democratic challenger and will remain so. with americans disenchanted by obama care and a bad
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. >> and it could not have come at a better time really for president obama. he's not had a lot of good news lately. >> no, not at all. let's give you the numbers. i was certainly surprised when these came out. the u.s. economy adding 203,000 jobs last month, pushing the unemployment rate down pretty significantly to 7%. that is the lowest unemployment rate we've seen since 2008. the depths of the recession. >> let's look at the jobs number through a political lens. we're joined by amy holmes, "hot list" anchor at the blaze. good morning, ladies, i want to jump into it. because we never have enough time for the segment. i want to look at the way people are experiencing the economy, and there's a cnn/orc poll, 24% believe that the economy is improving, 39% believe the country is still in a downturn. and then when you break it apart by age. >> right. >> 34% of people under 50 say we're still headed in a downturn. 45% of people over 50 say we're headed in a downturn. let's start with you, amy. why are people not feeling these good numbers? and why are older americans feeling them worse? i mean, why is
news on obama care. we got 70 years before the next story comes. >> it's next. the rebought of obama care comes as the president will talk about the benefit of this health care law. yesterday, president obama defended the affordable care act and suggested if republicans have better ideas they should bring them to the stable. >> the bottom line is this law is working and will get started with the exchanges, with the marketplaces, so we're not going to walk away from it. if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i will do. i have always said, i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively you got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want to make that clear. >> you know, if what the president said is introduce. then that's a marked change since the first time the health care law went through. the republicans had scores of amendments that harry reid killed. never let him discuss it on the floor. never got a vote on the floor, so if the president now wants to work
-day enrollment total to 56,000, twice as many as the month of october. president obama urged activists not to give up. >>> in canada new court documents say toronto mayor ford may have offered $5,000 and a car in exchange for the video tape that appears to show him smoking crack. >>> in israel they lift the eighth light made up of crane trucks lifted 92 feet in the sky. >>> turning to business. fast food workers will walk off their jobs again in more than 100 cities today calling for higher wages. >>> more than 12,000 battle rattles are being called because colored arches could break into smaller parts. >>> the new owner of news week says it plans to revive in the print issue. >>> tv ads for super bowl xlviii in february have rolled out. 43 advertisers bought time for commercials. that is up $4 million from last year. >>> tiz the season. a donor put a rare gold coin in a salvation army kettle worth $1,275. >>> richard lui's sports headlines are coming up. >>> jimmy kimmal hosts a danceoff with finest fans. this is something you got to see. >>> 113th congress is about to go down as the
things were not going well, then today the news. of the countless people who , president obama talked about the inspirations that were set into motion and fulfilled on so many levels by nelson mandela, and how that inspiration needs to carry on well beyond today. here's the president. >> nelson mandela lived for that ideal and made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. today he has gone home. we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will ever share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> that last line there from president obama, he belongs to the ages, reminiscent of another famous quote, which was after president lincoln was declared dead, standing coming forward who reportedly said, "now he belongs to the ages." just one more sign of the significance of the passing of nelson mandela. nowhere perhaps more felt, though, then in his native south africa. president jacob zuma was the one to break the news this afternoon. let's listen in. freedom andled for healing.
were at that game and it all came true. >> it was a lot of play. a lot of news including the obama care website up and running a lot better than it used to be. stretches of the commuture really lane are closed after a deadly train crash over the weekend. four people were killed and 60 injured and 11 in critical condition. an early morning commuter train traveling for poughkeepsie to grand central station derailed in the bronx and about 100 people were on the seven cars that came to a violent stop. the train was only about 12 miles from its destination and many were dozing off when the cars tumbled off the tracks. tom costello joins us live from the scene and is there any indication about the issue of speed playing a role in the crash? are. >> good morning. that's the question. how fast this was train going. behind me you can see they managed to right several of the cars through the trees and the fence. the governor has said he thinks that speed was a factor here. most of the witnesses and many passengers said that the train was 2r568ing at a high clip. the engineer said he tried to appl
's three-day enrollment total to 56,000. that's twice as many as all of october. president obama wednesday urged young activists not to give up on promoting the affordable care act. >>> and new court documents say that toronto mayor rob ford may have offered $5,000 and a car to suspected drug dealers. that in exchange he wanted the videotape that appeared to show him smoking crack. the information is contained in police wiretaps of gang members. >>> all right. let's get you over to business right now and cnbc. good morning, kayla. >> good morning, richard. fast food restaurant workers in 100 cities across the country are planning walkouts, strikes, and protests today. it's part of a push for a higher minimum wage. protesters will be calling for a $15 wage, which is more than double the current federal wage of $7.25. private sector job growth came in higher than expected at 215,000 jobs added in november, but more good economic news today could be bad news for stocks, which are on a four-day slide on fears it of the fed pulling back on its stimulus. and car service app uber is teaming up wi
, in fact, seven out of ten doctors, ard coulding to a new report out this morning, are boycotting the obama care exchange, because, for instance, for getting a tonsilectomy. $500 to $700 they would normally be able to charge for a tonsilectomy in other parts of the country. in california, $160. one of the doctors, he's the president of the california medical association, he sums it up perfectly. we need recognition we're doing a service to the community, but we can't do it for free. he says, we can't do it at a loss. no other business would do that. >> $160? you can't get a bone and rib-eye and a bottle of beer at the pub for that. that's an outrage. >> and return visits, also, $76. generally in most states across the country. in california, it's about $24. take an listen to the doctor in the state of california. a very loose state, mind you, who's fed up with this. >> we train to take care of patients. that's the bottom line here, but in order to take care of patients you have to be able to keep your doors open, pay your overhead, pay your staff. the reality is $24 doesn't cover the cost o
. >> thank you for joaning us. >> bill and ally are up next. >>> we start with a fox news alert. we are waiting to hear from the white house for the first time since they hit the deadline for the obama care website to be fixed. >> some vower ares say the site's ills are not cured>> reporter: while the white house declared victory on turning the corner on the website. they say there is back end problems to the site in completing the process through the check out counter and you will communicate with the insurance company when you have enrolled and signed up. as they log on to healthcare.gov, there is jumbled things and what not that suggest that the site is not ready. you have a larger group of people trying to log on that it is turning the corner and that may explain why outside help advisors like dr. emmanuel seemed to be lowering expectation. >> like goggle and facebook they are constantly improving and this one has a way to go. it is working reasonably well. >> reporter: that so manies to lower the bar a bit on how well it is really working. and republican law makers are not qu
on "new day," president obama looking to turn the tide for his health care law. will it be enough to restore faith in obama care? >>> brand new vudio surfaces of the crash that killed actor paul walker and his friend. it's raising new questions for authorities why walker wasn't able to make it out alive. and saw the lumia 1020 has 41 megapixels. so i can zoom way in even after i take the picture. and i can adjust the shot before i take it so i get it exactly how i want. so, i went with a windows phone. maybe i just see things other people don't. ♪ honestly ♪ i wanna see you be brave ♪ ♪ i wanna see you be brave on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. a man who doesn't stand still. but jim has a
care of that on friday. then clearing and windy again on sunday. >>> time now 6:51. president obama has called a news conference for today. he'll highlight the people who have been helped by his health care reform law. the president's news conference comes a day after the team in charge of fixing the healthcare.gov web site said they worked out most of the bugs. the president will talk about the provisions of the affordable care act like preventing denials due to preexisting conditions. he's going to be joined by americans who the white house says have benefited from this new law. >>> also the annual lighting of the capital christmas tree, that's tonight in washington d. c. some video we showed you this last week. the tree actually arriving at the capital building. it's an 88-foot tall spruce tree from washington state. house speaker john boehner will like up the tree tonight. >>> time now 6:52. a major target for a cop or thief in the south bay. the company he tried to steal from and how police say they were able to track him down. >> ♪ all i need is a little hope with my back agains
are hearing about the law with their version of the good news. and they have strike teams in place. thank you for your thoughts today. >> send us your thoughts on whether you think 7 million people will sign up for obama care by the spring. go to my facebook page and we'll read your comments by the end of the show. we are learning about a chemistry teacher in texas gunned down in benghazi. ronny smith married with one young son. all of this happening in the same city as the attack of the u.s. consulate last year. u.s. warned that the threat level is severe. smith is reportedly the last american there and was warned to leave. >> school bus driver calls the cops on a group of routy kids. >> and pastor rick warren helped millions of his congregation lose thousands of pounds. >> and our legal panel weighs in on whether he has a shot. our political panel that is. ♪ make me one for my baby and one more for the road ♪ which rewards her for responsibly managing her card balance. before receiving $25 toward her balance each quarter for making more than ht on time each month. tracey got the bankame
-- on nancy reagan through michelle obama. michael is joining us from new york. caller: thank you for your program. influenced -- [indiscernible] from columbia, maryland also on the phone. caller: good morning. i think you are doing a wonderful job. talking, igin will say our country is a great country overall. we are not declining. wet is happinening is that are all in a pot of stew and we money.our heads in our our future and everything is focusing on the outside world, businesses and jobs. our future kids are not going to be able to have a job in the future. it'sno not about who the best or worst president is. through our history we have had good presidents in america. what is going on is that we have our businesses in those countries. come lo tt of people who to this country, they come in here and they take in peoples' jobs. the worst thing is we are not following our laws anymore. call.thank you for the this is another tweeter saying -- bloomberg news has this story based on the economic power of the u.s. and the power viewed around the world. simon kennedy writes -- when the u.s. gre
." she cast the deciding vote for obama care in the first place. it is the brave new world of government incompetence that we will live in. guest: the last line for that is interesting because that is new. the brave new world of government incompetence. that is something the launch of the obamacare website has over republicans. up to it is no longer it is better for you. -- the government is better for you. these guys are incompetent buffoons. it is a attack that could have some resonance. obama had problems with the nsa, spying, leaks, the problem of the health-care website that does not work, he looks like the government is having difficulty operating. in -- and now he says the democratic senators are wrong on governing. that is intriguing to me. i'm a government junkie, so maybe it is less intriguing to other people. host: let me share this. president obama is making a big comeback if only he could get the news out to millions of homeless. guest: every time we have a conversation about on employment numbers, it is the same. it is a question of whether you are in power or out of power.
. >>> and president obama is launching a new campaign today, trying to sell the benefits of his new health care law. it comes just a day after a surge in new visitors to the healthcare.gov website. but problems with the site still remain. and a new poll finds that one-third of younger americans don't even know about the law. >>> and new details about that deadly train derailment here in new york on sunday. sources say it was likely caused by human error. the train was traveling some 82 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone. the engineer's cell phone is now being analyzed to determine if he was, in fact, distracted at the time of the trash. drug and alcohol testing has not yet been completed, as well. >>> and a new report card shows that american teens are falling further behind in math. u.s. tenth graders now rank 30th in the world. yes, trailing 29 other countries, in standardized testing. they scored about the same as they did four years ago. more students from other countries improved their scores. >>> and just as the holiday season kicks into very high gear, a serious problem for the nation
of the time that we have been studying neuroscience and biology. president obama announced a new step in that direction. the human brain initiative, which aims a combination of research from nih, nsf, darpa, private foundations, from companies working with the international community to try to figure out how the circuits in the brain work. that is an amazing frontier to competently -- to contemplate. we can take images of the whole like pet scans and mris scanned and ct scans, or the space in between, where the action happens, is out of reach. this is a long-term investment. we should be able to figure those things out. how do you process visual information? how do you lay down a memory and her cheery bit? -- and retrieve it? all of the brain illnesses that we know of, all of the fundamental information that we have of how the brain works is insufficient. host: we're going to focus more on cancer research, but this is a tweet from jim. the same amount on prostate cancer research as its brent -- spent on breast cancer? we invest heavily in prostate cancer research. we invest heavily in
to sign up for obama care may be a tough sell. according to a brand-new gallup poll, americans aged 18 to 29 are the least familiar with the health care law. this is the main group, by the way, an the administration needs toe attract to make the whole system work. call it crisis management on a global scale. vice president biden is on a mission to ease tensions between china and japan. he and the new u.s. ambassador to japan, caroline kennedy sat down with japan's deputy prime minister taro aso today. hot on the agenda, how to handle the defense zone chooen has over the sea. he was deeply concerned over the actions. >> the u.s. has an interest in lowering the tensions in this region as i believe all the countries in northeast asia share that same interest with us. >> this underscores the need for crisis management mechanisms and effective channels of communication between china and japan to reduce the risk of escalation. >> the vice president heads to meet with china's president xi jinping on wednesday. the u.s. and japan have refused to recognize china's new air defense zone. >>> shop
the credibility of president obama as he launches a new pr push for the website? it started yesterday and will continue over the next three weeks. been warfare for almost the whole time since the bill was passed. to undercut. we have talked about death panels and everything under the sun. most of which turned out to be baloney, not true. the fact is that we have had a barrage of negative stories, some true and some partially true. some totally false. -- people sitting out there as an ordinary citizen, i do not know how they know what to believe. it depends which channel you turn on the television. you can get one side and turn other side and get another site. that not surprising to me lots of people have not paid or have not come to understand. when you ask people to you like obamacare? they say no, i hate the government. do like the affordable care act? yes, it is great. my daughter is on my policy until she is 26. and i have a pre-existing condition and i can buy insurance. the benefits and the affordable care act has been disconnected from the bill that president bush. host: -- tha
growth. here's another big problem for president obama, the millennials are abandoning him and obama care in droves. a new poll shows plunging
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